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The Quick and Dirty of Shopping “Green”

Sara Grochowski Do It Green! Minnesota Every choice consumers make, regardless of scale, impacts the environment. However, the buying process can be overwhelming, and it is best to start with the basics. Some important tips to remember are: • Avoid excess packaging• Buy products in recyclable containers• Buy reusable and …

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Consumers – The Best Force for Change

Wendy Jedlicka Jedlicka Design, Ltd. Every few minutes, advertising reminds us we live in a market economy. Our buying choices have a direct impact on how industry shapes our world, and in the end, decides our collective fate. “Hold on, I’m just buying a soda, not running an oil tanker …

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Eat and Play to Support Sustainable Agriculture

Beth Munnich Renewing the Countryside As consumers, every dollar we spend is effectively a vote in favor of a company’s way of doing business. Since the beginning of the organic movement, concerned consumers have voted with their dollars for foods grown without pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics, often combining their …

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Eco Shopping Tips

Ami Voeltz Do It Green! Minnesota Did you know that each person in Minnesota generates about SIX POUNDS of garbage a day? Of that six pounds, one-third comes from packaging. While packaging is necessary for health and safety, it is sometimes excessive. Buying disposable, single-use products also contributes to this …

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